When to start Embrace Scar Therapy Strips?
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Dr. Ali Mosharrafa
Embrace Active Scar Defense
While all plastic surgeons have their own preferences in scar therapies, Embrace Active Scar Defense is a great option for patients. It is applied once an incision is closed, which is typically 1-2 weeks after surgery. While every person does heal at their own pace, 2 weeks postop is an ideal window for beginning treatment. Each Embrace strip lasts for up to 10 days before reapplication is needed, and treatment should continue for 8-10 weeks. Once completing treatment with Embrace, patients can help further reduce the appearance of their scars by transitioning to a silicone scar gel. Scar therapies are best used early in the healing process, so it is great that you are doing your research. It is important to follow-up with your board-certified plastic surgeon to ensure proper healing and your satisfaction. Good luck in your recovery!
Start 14 to 24 days after surgery.
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